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Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: Local Efforts on a Global Threat
June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Illegal wildlife trade is big business and business is booming, generating billions of dollars a year for global criminal organizations and undermining decades of wildlife conservation. The United States is the second biggest consumer of wildlife contraband after China. As a major U.S. port, Seattle is part of the network that moves illegal wildlife products. But Seattle is also part of the solution: tech companies, government agencies, higher education, and NGOs are on the front lines to strategically protect wildlife and reduce the demand and supply for illegally trafficked wildlife.